North Lincolnshire

What is North Lincolnshire known for?


large physical

-East Lincolnshire ) is the second largest of the English counties and one that is predominantly agricultural in character. Despite its relatively large physical area, it has a comparatively small population (of less than 1 million people). The unusually low population density that arises gives the county a very different character from the much more densely populated and urbanised counties of south-east and northern England, and is, in many ways, key to understanding the nature of the county


traditional event

. For ceremonial purposes (Ceremonial counties of England) it is part of Lincolnshire. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber. It is also home to the Haxey Hood, which is a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January in the afternoon and is a kind of large rugby football scrum where a leather tube (called the "hood") is pushed to 1 of 4 pubs, where it remains until next year's game

. Within Humberside, Brigg was the centre of Glanford borough, named after the town. The dissolution of Humberside in 1996 saw the town transferred to North Lincolnshire. Throughout these local government changes, the area has remained a part of the ceremonial county (Ceremonial counties of England) of Lincolnshire. Within North Lincolnshire the town is part of the Brigg and Wolds electoral ward, and is represented by three councillors. The '''Haxey Hood''' is a traditional event


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. For ceremonial purposes (Ceremonial counties of England) it is part of Lincolnshire. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber. It is also home to the Haxey Hood, which is a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January in the afternoon and is a kind of large rugby football scrum where a leather tube (called the "hood") is pushed to 1 of 4 pubs, where it remains until next year's game

. Location The council area lies on the south side of the Humber estuary and consists mainly of agricultural land, including land on either side of the River Trent. It borders onto North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The council's administrative base is at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe. History of area Before the creation of Humberside in 1974, it was part of Lincolnshire


open field

The '''Haxey Hood''' is a traditional event in at the village of Haxey in North Lincolnshire, England, on the afternoon of 6 January, the Twelfth Day of Christmas (though if this falls on a Sunday, it is held on 5 January). thumb right Ruins of Thornton Abbey (Image:Thornton Abbey Ruins.jpg) '''Thornton Abbey''' was founded as a priory in 1139 by William le Gros, the Earl of Yorkshire (William le Gros, 1st Earl of Albemarle), and raised to the status of Abbey in 1148. It was a house for Augustinian or black canons. These priests lived a communal life under the Rule of St Augustine but also undertook pastoral duties outside of the Abbey. Officers within the Abbey besides the abbot and prior included a cellarer, bursar, chamberlain, sacrist, kitchener and an infirmer. It is located close to the small North Lincolnshire village of Thornton Curtis. - Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire Lincolnshire EGCF   ''Sandtoft Airfield'' Public 2,907


working life

, England, at Wrawby near Brigg (Brigg, North Lincolnshire). It was built between 1760 and 1790 to serve the Elsham Hall estate. The mill originally had four common sails, but through most of its working life had the popular combination of power with flexibility from two common and two spring sails. It was working until the 1940s finishing with four spring sails, before becoming derelict. After threats of demolition, it was acquired and restored in 1965 by Wrawby Windmill Preservation


outstanding natural

miles east of the town of Brigg. The village lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies close to the administrative border with North Lincolnshire. The hamlet (hamlet (place))s of Kettleby and Kettleby Thorpe lie within the parish. The hamlet of Somerby (Somerby (Juxta Bigby), Lincolnshire) is situated nearby. '''Bonby''' is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England, about 5 miles south of Barton


popular combination

, England, at Wrawby near Brigg (Brigg, North Lincolnshire). It was built between 1760 and 1790 to serve the Elsham Hall estate. The mill originally had four common sails, but through most of its working life had the popular combination of power with flexibility from two common and two spring sails. It was working until the 1940s finishing with four spring sails, before becoming derelict. After threats of demolition, it was acquired and restored in 1965 by Wrawby Windmill Preservation


radio service

: www.ofcom.org.uk media news 2008 02 nr_20080219b awarded the DAB licence on 19 February 2008. Transmissions were expected to begin by July 2009, but funding for the project has delayed the roll-out to at least late-2010. '''BBC Radio Humberside''' is a BBC Local Radio service covering the area of the former English (England) county (metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England) of Humberside, which was returned to North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire the East


related business

. In December 2008, MAG announced they intend to retain Humberside Airport, due to a number of investments, such as the new £1.6 million perishables hub. There has also been the recent development of a new hotel for the use by the oil rig workers and other business passengers and airport related business. The hotel is a temporary structure run by Nightel, a locally based niche business, there will be a permanent structure built in the next five years once demand for the facility has been confirmed


based nearby

and they now live in north Hampshire with their two daughters (born January 1995 and December 1998) and son (born March 1997). It soon after changed its name to Lincoln College, not least because North Lincolnshire was an area not covered by the college. From 2001-10 it was funded by the East Midlands LSC (Learning and Skills Council), based in Leicester, although the local LSC office was based nearby on ''Kingsley Road'' in North Hykeham

North Lincolnshire

'''North Lincolnshire''' is a unitary authority area (Unitary authorities of England) in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. For ceremonial purposes (Ceremonial counties of England) it is part of Lincolnshire. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.

It is also home to the Haxey Hood, which is a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January in the afternoon and is a kind of large rugby football scrum where a leather tube (called the "hood") is pushed to 1 of 4 pubs, where it remains until next year's game.

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